29 Mar

9 Casual Ethical Shoes For Men and Women

Whether you reach for the sneakers or a pair of slip-ons – casual, comfortable and easy-to-wear shoes are an essential item. The great news is there are lots of great brands out there using new innovative materials and ethical sourcing ensuring you can walk the walk when it comes to your values.Ships

Here are 9 pairs that we rate ‘Good’ or ‘Great’.

Alice + Whittles

Rated: Great

Minimalist Black + White Luxa Sneaker – Ships to the US and Canada

Alice + Whittles favours transparency, ethical manufacturing practices and sustainable materials as a means of creating long-lasting, positive change. The Minimalist Luxa Sneaker is handmade in Portugal from post-industrial leather taken from waste generated when making luxury European car seats.

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NAE

Rated: Good

Ankle Sneakers – Ships internationally

Vegan, unisex, ethical and stylish to boot we love these ankle sneakers by NAE. Each pair is made with recycled plastic bottles, meaning that single-use scourge is getting a new life in your wardrobe.

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Womsh

Rated: Good

Snik White Green – Ships to Europe

Fashion and sustainability can go together and Womsh is the footwear brand that proves it. Their sneakers are entirely designed and manufactured in Italy. The Snik is a modern interpretation of 1990s sneaker culture and is made from 100% sustainable & vegan leather from Appleskin.

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Funky Kalakar

Rated: Good

Blonde SneakON – Ships internationally

Funky Kalakar brings alive the stories of the ancient craft in the form of contemporary designs by handcrafting them using natural materials. These cute beige SneakONS are made from handspun cotton and upcycled tyres!

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Po Zu

Rated: Good

Brisk Black White – Ships to Europe

Looking for something a little different? These unisex sneakers play with colour and texture for a distinctive look. Materials used include organic cotton canvas, eco microfibre and coconut husk.

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Ecoalf

Rated: Good

Red Retro Style Sports Shoes – Ships Internationally

Made with imitation suede and recycled nylon, these blush pink vegan sneakers will go with almost any outfit. EcoAlf is a European outdoor and streetwear label that’s been driving change for ten years. Not only do they make great clothes but they undertake research and education, to push sustainable practices in the fashion industry.

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Indosole

Rated: Good

Women’s Pantai – Ships internationally

These ethical espadrilles are perfect for slipping on an heading into the sun. Each pair is hand crafted and contains a repurposed tyre sole. Indosole is also a B Corporation meaning it upholds the highest standards of ethics and sustainability.

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Etiko

Rated: Great

Men’s Slip On – Ships Internationally

Love a classic slip on, then try these unisex numbers from Etiko. Fairtrade, organic and vegan, they tick all the boxes when it comes to people, planet and animals. Etiko offer a takeback service, so when they’re done you can send them back and get a voucher.

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Shop Etiko @ Ecoture.

 

Ethletic

Rated: Good

Ethletic make fair trade casual shoes and sneakers from organic cotton and natural rubber. Its Fair Skater is a classic casual streetwear-sneaker, made of FLO-certified, organic and fairly traded canvas twill cotton from small farmers from India.

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Editor's note

Feature image via Ecoalf, all other images via brands mentioned. Good On You publishes the world’s most comprehensive ratings of fashion brands’ impact on people, the planet and animals. Use our Directory to search more than 2,000 brands. We may earn a commission on sales made using our offer codes or affiliate links.

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